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530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

A proposed power-line system to deliver renewable energy across the Southwest could disturb habitat for sensitive species, harm more than 300 cultural sites, damage scenic views and increase fire risk while it's being built, a new federal environmental report says.

May 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

The proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project would use lattice steel towers similar in height to these near Spearville, Kan., at nearly 130 feet tall and 90 feet wide, to support the 500Kv lines across Southern Arizona and New Mexico. They would be spaced approximately 1,400 feet apart.

May 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Rosemont power line approved by state

Rosemont power line approved by state

PHOENIX - The Arizona Corporation Commission gave Rosemont Copper a boost Wednesday by unanimously granting final approval of a power line for its proposed mine.

May 24, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Rosemont says commission overstepped

Rosemont Copper and Tucson Electric Power want the Arizona Corporation Commission to reverse its decision allowing opponents of a proposed TEP-Rosemont Mine power line to discuss the mine's environmental impacts.

April 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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